Alistair Murdoch Research Bursary in Animal Health and Welfare

The Alistair Murdoch Research Bursary was established through donations from family and friends of Alistair Murdoch in his memory, to provide support for the practical aspects of masters and PhD research projects relevant to the areas of animal health and welfare.


One scholarship is available.




30 November 2019


A singular one-off payment of $2,000 will be made directly to the successful cadidate.


To be eligible to apply for the Alistair Murdoch Research Bursary in Animal Health and Welfare, applicants must:
• be currently enrolled as higher degree by research candidate at Murdoch University
• have an approved programme of study
• be working in any discipline, providing their research topic is relevant to the areas specified above
• not already have been awarded the bursary in the course of their candidature

More info:

The funds may be used to assist in covering costs associated with research travel, data collection and analysis, the production of creative works, specialised training or to meet other costs incurred in undertaking the research. The funds may not be used for computer hardware or software, and is not expected to be solely expended on conference travel or general living expenses

How to apply

1 Applicants should submit a CV, proof of endorsement and support of the supervisor/s, and a personal statement addressing the following questions in appropriate detail:
• how the research project contributes to knowledge about animal health and welfare
• how the research project may be of practical benefit to improving the health and welfare of animals
• how the bursary will enhance the research project undertaken by the candidate
• budget for project

Please submit applications electronically to the Student Financial Support Office via:

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria:

  • Your overall eligibility.
  • Your level of responsibility for others, and your living arrangements.
  • Any personal circumstances of hardship you describe.
  • Your level of financial hardship.

Students who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, have a disability or medical condition, or who come from a low socioeconomic background are prioritised in the allocation of these scholarships.

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.